In the unspoiled countryside of east Devon, a short drive from the Jurassic Coast, Legars Cottage is a stunning, peaceful, rural retreat. The interior is beautifully designed with oak beams, limestone floors, elm panelling, comfy sofas and a wood-burner, all of which create a fabulous open plan living area. An ancient studded door leads upstairs to the pretty bedrooms, which have panoramic countryside views. Outside, the private patio, large garden, paddock and wildlife area with a pond all have stunning sweeping views to the Blackdown Hills. This tastefully restored cottage is part of the Owner's Grade II Listed 16th Century Devon Longhouse and is a wonderful mix of character and contemporary style. To top it off, the village pub is Michelin rated and is just a stroll away along country lanes, and there is a community owned outdoor swimming pool open throughout the summer season.
The cottage is on the edge of the National Trust’s Killerton Estate, where 800 acres of woodland are ideal for walkers and cyclists. The Cathedral City of Exeter, east Devon's wonderful beaches along the Jurassic Coast – Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe and Beer – and Exmoor and Dartmoor are all within an easy drive for a fabulous day out.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds
Please note, there are two steps to the ground floor. Take care with children near the pond.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (supplied from Owner's house)
Legars Cottage is a beautifully restored period cottage in a very peaceful rural setting ( with a wonderful Michelin rated pub a stroll away! ).
The interiors are presented to the very highest standard. Every room is full of character and creativity.
This is the panoramic view from the garden in front of cottage - unspoilt countryside as far as the eye can see.
The ground floor is an open plan layout with a friendly warm feel but also plenty of space.
The kitchen and dining area are to one end of the ground floor.
Deep luxurious sofas make a very relaxing living area at the other end of the ground floor.
The wood-burning stove adds that special touch of character and atmosphere.
This beautiful double bedroom has an antique bed and luxurious bed linens.
Another view of this bedroom gives you an idea of the space.
The window looks out over the gardens and the fabulous view beyond.
The decorative bed frame is a romantic touch.
There is a contemporary family bathroom with a bath and fitted shower. The historic door balances perfectly with the sparkling white fittings.
The bathroom looks out over the patio and side garden - glimpses of the countryside whilst lazing in the bath!
Even the bathroom is styled with beautiful detatils to add colour.
This bedroom looks out over the beautiful gardens and across the valley beyond. There is plenty of room for a travel cot should you need one.
This bedroom can be set up as a super-king sized 6ft bed or as twins.
This is the same room when it has been prepared as a twin room for guests. Just let the owner know what you prefer and it will be set up as you wish.
The twin beds are comfy 3ft singles so great for adults as well as for children.
Even the landing is an attractive feature. For a very old cottage the interior is deceptively spacious.
The old panelling in the kitchen area is used to great effect.
The owner's passion for collecting interesting artefacts and artwork has been put to good use throughout the cottage.
Legars Cottage is full of character and history and has the most amazing views.
The patio enjoys sunshine throughout the day and is very private as it is to the side of the cottage.
Your own doorstep garden adds to the welcome when you arrive.
This is the whole farmhouse. The owner lives at the far left-hand end and gives you complete privacy. Your patio and side garden are tucked to the right of the cottage and are not overlooked at all.
The nearby Ashclyst Forest is full of paths and peaceful walks.
The long stretch of pebbled beach at Budleigh Salterton.
Traditional beach huts at Budleigh Salterton.
Sidmouth, a Regency town with lovely pebble beaches, is a short drive away.
The Exe estuary from Topsham.